The Yankees want to improve their roster.
Brian Cashman has been discussing potential offers with different executives and New York will attempt to purchase an impression participant earlier than the July 31 commerce deadline, the longtime common supervisor mentioned throughout a current interview with WFAN.
“It’s that time of season where you’re making phone calls and you’re engaging your opposition with both leagues,” Cashman mentioned, by way of NJ.com. “You’re seeing what their needs are and what your interests are and if you match up.”
The Yankees have already been linked to Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman and Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, amongst others. Additionally they reportedly tried to land free agent Dallas Keuchel earlier than he in the end signed with the Braves earlier this month.
New York has made a number of large offers earlier than the commerce deadline in current seasons, together with in 2018, when it acquired Zack Britton from the Orioles and JA Happ from the Blue Jays.
“I just know to navigate (the market) the best you can,” Cashman mentioned. “Make sure you bring something in that’s going to have a big impact on us. We were able to do that last summer. We need to do that again this summer. Obviously, the teams we have to go through to get to where we want to go, we’ve been knocked out by the eventual world champs the last two years.”
The Yankees have been decimated by accidents up to now this season. Ace Luis Severino has not pitched as he has been sidelined by a proper shoulder and lat subject. Outfielders Aaron Choose and Giancarlo Stanton are additionally on the injured record whereas Miguel Andujar will miss the remainder of 2019 after present process surgical procedure to restore a torn labrum.
“The reinforcements you bring in are going to make a big difference,” Cashman mentioned. “I’ve started the conversations to see what really might be available over time – if it’s available now, if it might shake out. Some teams are like, ‘I’m not sure if I’m buying or selling. It depends on how we look in the coming weeks or the next month.’ Some are undeclared. Some already know that destiny. I’m trying to get all that recon I can.”
The Yankees completed play Tuesday with a 41-25 report.